Andrea W

I have been living with Type 2 diabetes full-time since 2007.  I became gestational diabetic when I was pregnant with my daughter and it never successfully went away.  There is a strong family presence of Diabetes on both sides of my family.  Over the past 10 years, I have watched my sugars creep up, and my weight creep up; I became insulin-dependent in 2011, and was still struggling to keep my sugars in check with all the medications that I was on.

I found out about Ideal Protein through my mom’s friend who has successfully lost 55 pounds on the program.  It took me better part of 2017 to come to the realization that I really needed to lose weight, or I would continue to increase my insulin usage, and continue to stress out my body to the point that my body would break down and I would need dialysis, go blind or some other complication.  I have too much to live for, as I have a teenage daughter who needs her mom and newly married to a wonderful man!

It has not been an ‘easy’ road, a lot of it trying to keep my sugars balanced, as my body responded to the restrictive carbohydrate intake immediately.

I am so happy that I’ve decided to take this journey; I have almost weened myself off of insulin, and my blood pressure medication has been halved.  I’m down 58 pounds, 55 inches and have a ton of energy.  It is incredible how much your mental well-being changes too – calmer, happier more confident.

I truly feel beautiful and can take on anything that life decides to throw at me.

Thank you to the Courtenay Success Weight Loss Clinic Team!